The Next Android OS Named Ice Cream Sandwich

Posted on Jan 16 2011 - 11:25pm by Richard Sharp

The latest Android OS, Honeycomb, follows a long Google tradition of naming their mobile operating systems after tasty snacks and if Techcrunch are correct the next OS (due out in summer) will be called Android Ice Cream Sandwich.

Honeycomb is also known as Android 3.0, it is the first OS from Google to be built specifically for tablet PC’s. Honeycomb will be available first on the Motorola Xoom which is tipped for an April release date.

At this stage it is unclear on what version number will be assigned to Ice cream sandwich – presumably 3.1. Another interesting fact that supports the ‘Ice cream sandwich’ rumour is that Google likes to run the update names in alphabetical order. First there was Cupcake, Donut, Froyo, Gingerbread and of course Honeycomb meaning the next update will have a name beginning with I.

We can think of a few examples; iced gems, ice lolly or perhaps Iced tea.

Can you think of a yummy food that begins with I?

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